Aboriginal scars from frontier wars, 18 March 2020

A long-running archaeology project, funded by the Australian Research Council, has been looking into what happened to Aboriginal men who were recruited to the Queensland Native Mounted Police, their involvement in 'the frontier wars' and the resultant trauma that impacted their lives. Read more about this story in EurekaAlert! [...]

2020-03-20T15:33:07+11:00March 20th, 2020|

Myall Creek Commemoration to be held June long weekend 2022

Historian and author James Wilson-Miller will be the Commemoration Speaker at the Myall Creek Memorial Ceremony on 12 June 2022. James Wilson-Miller is from the Gringai clan of the Hunter Valley Wonnarua nation. He grew up in the Sydney suburb of Redfern. For 16 years Mr Wilson-Miller was Curator [...]

2022-05-11T07:23:24+10:00May 1st, 2022|

Elder overjoyed at Darumbal massacre site handback

https://nit.com.au/aunty-sallys-joy-as-massacre-site-handed-back-to-darumbal-people/ Also have a look at the earlier post on this website today, 24 April 2022, about the handover of control of this reserve to the Darumbul people.

2022-04-24T14:49:11+10:00April 24th, 2022|

Control over sacred site returned to the Darumbal people

Control over a sacred site where 300 First Nations people were massacred in the late 1800s has been handed back to the Darumbal people. The Queensland Government's latest move gives trusteeship to the Gawula Aboriginal Land Trust of a 13.5-hectare reserve at the foot of Gai-i (formerly Mt Wheeler) [...]

2022-04-24T10:53:41+10:00April 24th, 2022|

Call for Marion Bay, Tasmania to be renamed 250 years after first encounter between Europeans and Tasmanian Aboriginal people

Two hundred and fifty years ago, on 7 March 1772, a First Nations man was killed in Tasmania'a south-east during a violent encounter between Europeans and Aboriginal people. Marion Bay, named after the French explorer, Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, the first European to encounter Tasmanian Aboriginal people when he landed at [...]

2022-03-07T14:13:15+11:00March 7th, 2022|

Sovereignty: 50 Years of the Tent Embassy

Dan Bourchier, ABC News, Canberra, traces the 50 years of history and continuing relevance of Canberra's Aboriginal Embassy: https://iview.abc.net.au/show/sovereignty-50-years-of-the-tent-embassy/video/NS2206H001S00 50th Anniversary Tent, Aboriginal Embassy, lawns opposite Old Parliament House, Canberra, Australia, 26 January 2022. Photo: Jane Morrison

2022-02-10T16:56:47+11:00February 10th, 2022|

Invasion Day 2022–still divisive

"Australia Day" continues to be devisive–some for it, some against Protest March, Canberra ACT, Australia, 26 January 2022. Photo: Jane Morrison As elsewhere in Australia, the pain of 26 January was felt strongly in Tasmania as images of departed ancestors such as Mannarlargenna, William Lanne, and Fanny [...]

2022-02-02T15:29:13+11:00February 2nd, 2022|
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